H.R. 5609, the WATER Act, would help America rebuild our drinking water infrastructure, but right-wingers love seeing bills like this and asking BUT WHEREZ IZ TEH MONEYZ!!!!! One can, of course, answer that question in at least two ways. One, the bill pays for itself by expanding the amount of money made by controlled foreign corporations that can be taxed. Second, Flint still operates without a guarantee of clean water to its good citizens four years after the state of Michigan poisoned its water in a bid to save money -- and that very same state government has just agreed to let the Nestlé corporation pump out even more clean water per minute from the Great Lakes Basin at a pittance. If that doesn't register with you, then frankly your authority to complain about BIG GUMMINT SPENDINGZ!!!! is limited. Food and Water Watch helps you tell your Congressfolk to support clean water infrastructure by supporting the WATER Act.
H.R. 3671, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act, would, as its title suggests, help wean us off fossil fuels and onto renewable energy sources. The bill would mandate (among other things) that 80% of our electricity come from "clean energy" sources and 80% of our cars be zero-emission cars by 2027. But the bill doesn't just issue mandates that enterprising, can-do Americans should be able to meet -- it also offers the retraining and financial assistance that would help fossil fuel workers transition to a renewable energy economy. Other countries produce far more of their energy from renewable sources than we do; the only reason we lag is that we coddle fossil fuel corporation CEOs, who should, frankly, be leading the charge to renewable energy, not blocking it. Hence Food and Water Watch helps you tell your Congressfolk to support a renewable energy future by passing the OFF Fossil Fuels Act.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Public Citizen helps you tell Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to fund a paper ballot voting system for Pennsylvania. We have reached an unexpected watershed in America, with our Republican-dominated Senate Intelligence Committee actually calling for paper ballot elections in America (as a way of fighting Russian meddling, though it works just as well to keep computers from disappearing our votes), while Pennsylvania's own Secretary of State, Robert Torres, has mandated that the state phase out paperless voting machines by the end of 2019. You may have noticed that a major election year will be happening before then, and Pennsylvania will be many tens of millions of dollars short in its effort to replace paperless voting machines, so let's impress upon them the urgency of finding this money. Surely they can find some corporate welfare to cut.
Finally, Congress is actually contemplating building more "usable," "low-yield" nuclear weapons. To deter Russia, of course, although both Russia and America have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world hundreds of times over already; what more "deterrence" is needed, or even possible? Proponents also say "low-yield" nuclear weapons give us more flexibility, though we already have low-yield nukes, and "low-yield" sure doesn't mean harmless -- a low-yield nuclear weapon will still wreak far more havoc than any military objective could possibly be worth. (You see, if you poison someone's home, forever, they tend to stay angry at you, forever, and be a source of potential conflict, forever.) One should hence question the wisdom of making nuclear weapons more "usable." The Union of Concerned Scientists helps you tell your Congressfolk to reject the construction of any new "low-yield" nuclear weapons.